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Bicyclist dies in traffic accident, family looks for community support

GoFundMe account created, fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday

Kevin Blackshear, bicyclist killed in Clinton Township.
Kevin Blackshear, bicyclist killed in Clinton Township.

DETROIT – The family of the bicyclist killed in Clinton Township is looking for support from the local community.

Kevin Wilson Blackshear, 22, of Harrison Township, was hit by a car on the morning of Feb. 19 and died while receiving treatment for his injuries.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account and is looking for donations to help pay the funeral costs.

A fundraiser is planned for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gina's Soul Food in Detroit on E. Warren Road.

A viewing will be held Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Peace Funeral Home on W. 7 Mile Road.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church on Linwood Street.

The accident happened as Blackshear crossed the eastbound lane of 15 Mile Road and was struck by a silver 2015 Chevy Malibu. The driver, a resident of Chesterfield, was also taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Witnesses are asked to call the Clinton Township Police at 586-493-7894.